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whistlewhileuwork
August 30th, 2003, 06:18 PM
I read the post a few threads down about foggy googles. I'm having the same problem. Only I've been swimming for about 3 months and I've used the same pair since I started. The problem is not only constant fogginess, but they just dont seem to fit right anymore. Even when I stop after intervals, and I flush water through them, the second I put them back on they are foggy, I can barely see the lane lines, or the other swimmers in my lane. Is it time to get a new pair?

Glen
September 1st, 2003, 10:27 PM
You can get an antifog spray from speedo, I don't know how it works as I have never used it. I could also be that your goggles just arn't right for you or could be worn out, I find after a few months mine get real bad so I will just keep them as spares and buy a new pair, I always have two pairs with me. My goggles get bad from abuse as I just throw them into the bag after a workout. I always keep one good pair that I use only for meets.

laineybug
September 1st, 2003, 11:18 PM
I use 'prescription' goggles and am fairly careful with them as they are more expensive than most readily available goggles. I don't bother with a goggles case, but I do tuck them inside my cap before they go back into my bag or locker. The cap works well keeping them scratch free. I find the anti fog drops work as well as licking the lenses and then rinsing them with water. Washing my cap,goggles (and zoomers) with anti-clorine shampoo after a workout seems to help keep them in good condition. I've been using the same pare of goggles well over a year now.

Shaky
September 2nd, 2003, 12:14 AM
I use the Speedo anti-fog solution with reasonable success. The anti-fog coating on my "anti-fog" goggles went away pretty quickly, and I needed a supplement.

I have found the best way to use the Speedo solution is to coat the inside of the lenses with it before getting into the pool. I coat the lenses in the locker room to let them sit for a few minutes, then rinse them quickly just before getting into the pool to knock off the excess solution. You don't want to rinse them too much, because doing so will wash the coating right back off. Coat them, then just hit them with a quick splash in the sink or dip them in the pool quickly before putting them on.

If you don't rinse the excess off, the solution will get in your eyes. It's not that bad, but it can make your eyeballs feel a little gummy.

Occasionally, if I get a leak or otherwise wash off too much of the coating during my workout, I'll have to give them another hit with the spray to keep them from starting to fog again.

For some reason my spit won't work as an anti-fog solution.

Shaky
September 2nd, 2003, 12:19 AM
One other thing.

I had a habit of taking my goggles off between sets and rubbing my fingers in them. I had to learn to resist that urge. If you take them off or fumble with them so that water gets in there or your rub against the lenses, the anti-fog coating will wash off sooner.

If you use the Speedo solution, once you get the goggles to stop fogging and get a good seal on your face, don't touch them. The less they go off and on your face the longer the coating will last. If there's fogging in the corner and you reach in there with your finger and wipe it away, you'll also wipe off the solution that's working on the rest of the lens, and soon the whole thing will be fogged.

Sometimes I want to stomp my goggles. Gotta resist that urge too.

GEF20603
September 2nd, 2003, 05:55 PM
Whitney,

I have found that good ole saliva works as well as the anti-fog spray from Speedo and it is free. Just lick the inside of the goggles and you are good to go. Repeat as needed!

GEF

whistlewhileuwork
September 2nd, 2003, 06:40 PM
Thanks everyone for your advice on the goggles. But it sounds like to me the anti fog spray is just a waste of money.. if you have to use it moe than once a day, then it's not too effective then is it ? lol I think I'll just buy a new pair.

alexknibbs
September 2nd, 2003, 07:30 PM
Some folk (yes, like me) allow a small amount of water into the goggles as they swim. As the water moves around it does tend to keep them clear.

However, I know some people who would never, ever consider doing this.

Each to their own ...

Janis
September 3rd, 2003, 01:04 PM
I have found the defogging solution made by Water Gear works well. Start with dry lenses, schmear it around and rinse lightly. A daub of baby shampoo done the same way works well too. I have goggles alternately on my eyes, than on my head for several hours when I am teaching. I occasionally have to rinse them in the water but all in all they do not fog up. I think that the word "Anti-fog" is just a catchy phrase that fits better on the packaging than "Doesn't fog up as much"

h6qq2p
November 14th, 2017, 04:19 PM
I leave a few drops inside when putting them on, and they will roll over any fog that may form and you have a clear view.

f1refl1es!
November 14th, 2017, 04:50 PM
I have used the Speedo fluid, and it works. It does sound, to me, as though the OP either needs to find a way so those goggles FIT better, or just replace them with a new pair. Do they seal to your face? The goggles should stick on your face for a bit, if you press them on your eyes, even without the use of the strap. If they don't stick like that, very probably they don't have a good seal, and that's important to start with. I doubt any "anti fog" would help if your goggles are not getting a good seal.

JWAJack
November 14th, 2017, 08:11 PM
With regard to fogging, I use a slight smear of baby shampoo, which I then rinse off in the water. I find this will last for a long workout, even if I take my goggles off at times, and also works for long (5K) open water swims. I used to use a commercial anti-fog, but found (a) it doesn't work as well and (b) when I didn't get it suitably rinsed off it hurt my eyes.

j cook
November 14th, 2017, 09:15 PM
i use dishwashing soap, it lasts a few days

Sojerz
November 15th, 2017, 08:03 AM
With regard to fogging, I use a slight smear of baby shampoo, which I then rinse off in the water. I find this will last for a long workout, even if I take my goggles off at times, and also works for long (5K) open water swims. I used to use a commercial anti-fog, but found (a) it doesn't work as well and (b) when I didn't get it suitably rinsed off it hurt my eyes.

A small drop of Johnson's baby shampoo on each lens and then let them sit in some moderately warm water for a few minutes and then rinse them off - after each swim, or about 1 to 2 times per week works great. I've had my goggles for years, and the anti-fog is long since gone. Get them wet before you put them on and dive in and maybe open them up to the water once or twice during warm-up and you shouldn't have any problems. If you forget and they fog, use saliva. Fog forms when the surface isn't completely clean, so the shampoo works great to keep them clean.

flystorms
November 15th, 2017, 04:52 PM
Same thing on the baby shampoo. I use just a touch of it on my finger, wipe the inside with it, then rinse in the pool right before I get in. It's worked for years. A travel sized bottle will last you several months.

MSK
November 16th, 2017, 12:27 PM
Every pair of goggles I have ever owned started fogging up on me after a few weeks - the factory coating just doesn't last even when you are careful. Therefore I don't replace goggles if the only thing wrong is fogging. I usually use 50:50 baby shampoo:water in a small spray bottle, but have also used several commercial products. The commercial ones last a little longer, but cost a little more. It's time to replace goggles when the rubber parts deteriorate or they start leaking. I often find the gaskets get less flexible and then they leak.

ForceDJ
November 16th, 2017, 01:54 PM
Wow...this was an old thread that was resurrected.

But...I find that absolutely nothing in the goggles, and keeping the inside of the lenses perfectly clean is the trick to prevent them from fogging. The reason they fog is because of gunk build-up from stuff in the pool water...body lotions, hair products, deodorant gels, your own body excretions, etc...builds up over time and the moisture/fog sticks to that gunk. I clean the inside of my goggles weekly with mild soap and rinse it thoroughly. Also, let the goggles adjust to the water temp. I never have a fogging problem.

Dan

knelson
November 16th, 2017, 02:58 PM
Wow...this was an old thread that was resurrected.


I just noticed that. Someone responded to a 14 year old thread. That may be a new record. :)

ElaineK
November 16th, 2017, 04:23 PM
[QUOTE=knelson;323707]I just noticed that. Someone responded to a 14 year old thread. That may be a new record. :)[QUOTE]

It makes me wonder... where have all the swimmers gone? There are some posts by people I have never heard of, and others from swimmers I haven't seen on here in years.

That reminds me... Have you seen That Guy at any of your regional meets? I miss Doug's humor; he was a hoot! :lmao:

f1refl1es!
November 16th, 2017, 07:41 PM
Newbie, here. It sure does seem quiet, I spend quite a bit of time searching and reading older threads. I don't think it is a local (i.e., swimming, or USMS) phenomenon. A lot of the online forums and lists seem to have gone pretty dark. My personal hunch? Americans, particularly, now have to spend so much time commuting, caring for elders or children, and working, that there is little time available for hopping on a forum and sharing news or ideas. We are probably THE most time-crunched nation.

ElaineK
November 16th, 2017, 09:09 PM
Good point(s), f1re. To add to what you said, a lot of people are LIVING on Facebook, too, so they are on that site rather than here on the Forums. As for me, this is my social media site of choice, because I learn so much from other swimmers here. I have also made some real friends here.

My swim team communicates via FB, so I am on it primarily for that reason-- under my nickname rather than real name. I spend little time on FB, and I have (by choice) a whopping six "friends" (two of them are my sisters).

knelson
November 17th, 2017, 11:30 AM
That reminds me... Have you seen That Guy at any of your regional meets? I miss Doug's humor; he was a hoot! :lmao:

I haven't seen him for a while, but I noticed he's entered in a meet I'm swimming this weekend. I'll let him know you said "hi!"

orca1946
November 17th, 2017, 11:42 AM
Orca is still here along with the 2 from above. F B seems to be for animal videos and food pics.

ElaineK
November 17th, 2017, 05:20 PM
I haven't seen him for a while, but I noticed he's entered in a meet I'm swimming this weekend. I'll let him know you said "hi!"

Thanks! Please tell him I miss his humor on the Forums, and I want him (and his bald-headed avatar :D) to come back! :bouncing: All the newbies would get a kick out of him-- and, learn a thing or two as well!


P.S. I got a kick out of meeting him at Nats. in Mission Viejo-- he looked completely different than I expected, given his avatar. I exclaimed, "You have HAIR!" :D

Coney
November 17th, 2017, 10:08 PM
Wow...this was an old thread that was resurrected.

But...I find that absolutely nothing in the goggles, and keeping the inside of the lenses perfectly clean is the trick to prevent them from fogging. The reason they fog is because of gunk build-up from stuff in the pool water...body lotions, hair products, deodorant gels, your own body excretions, etc...builds up over time and the moisture/fog sticks to that gunk. I clean the inside of my goggles weekly with mild soap and rinse it thoroughly. Also, let the goggles adjust to the water temp. I never have a fogging problem.

Dan
Hog wash Dan. None of that stuff is in the ocean, but my mask fogs if I don't treat it.
The answer is simple

Moisture forms inside your goggles/mask because of the difference in temperature inside & outside of the goggles. Fogging occurs when that moisture forms into droplets.The moisture forming inside your goggles/mask has to attach to something. ... Moisture also can attach to the microscopic imperfections in the glass. That is why anti-fog, baby shampoo or spit works. They act as surfactants that reduce the surface tension of the condensing water, making it less likely to cling to the glass.

Rurrell85
November 26th, 2017, 06:23 PM
I use Speedo anti fog or sometimes just plain old shampoo and it works wonders.